GED Prep

The Power of Education

Young adults who have dropped out of school, or are not in school, have the opportunity to complete their GED at absolutely no cost.

The opportunity to earn your GED free, is here

Participant Success Rate 85%

Steepletown offers GED participants a personalized learning plan that is unique to their academic needs in order for students to learn at an appropriate and balanced pace. Guidance and support are offered through the counsel of the Education Coordinator. Additional support from 1-on-1 tutors is also available.


  • 17 – 24 years old
  • Not attending, nor enrolled in school
  • Live within Kent County

Enrollment Process

1. Information Session

Participants will receive an overview of the program and complete the intake paperwork.


  • When: Every Thursday, 10:00am – 11:00am
  • Where: 671 Davis Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • What to Bring: (please have the following items with you)
    • Photo ID
    • Birth Certificate
    • Social Security Card
    • Verification of Address
    • Verification of Income

2. Academic & Career Planning


These ongoing individualized sessions focus on preparing participants for GED preparation, goal setting, career planning, personal empowerment, career portfolio development and academic assessments.


  • Why does career planning matter?: Identifying occupations currently in demand as well as training, education and advancement opportunities are intended to support the creation of economic stability both for you and your family.
  • What will personal empowerment do for me?: Tools and activities focused on instilling a greater sense of personal empowerment address problem behaviors that are elicited from our thoughts.

3. Begin studying in the GED Lab


Participants will begin course-work in our GED lab under the supervision of our Education Coordinator, Melanie Grandy, and be on their way towards earning their high school equivalency certificate and professional growth may follow.

GED Lab Hours

  • Monday – Thursday
  • 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • 1-on-1 tutoring available upon request

To get started, FILL out the form below and Melanie will contact you.

“Steepletown has helped me to better myself and my family by providing the best learning environment I could have hoped for, and it was FREE.”